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Updated Pool Plant Operations Qualification Set to Launch

Posted on 30th November 2019

Following feedback, industry consultation and over a year of development with educational assessment experts, Safety Training Awards is set to re-launch the STA Level 3 Award in Pool Plant Operations next month. The updated qualification comes with an all-new, learner-friendly examination assessment, which uniquely can also be taken online with remote invigilation, and a colourful…

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Explore and Expression – The Joy of Artistic Swimming

Posted on 5th November 2019

Following on from the success of the leisure industry’s first online artistic swimming CPD, ‘Experience’, STA with Aquabatix are launching the next CPD in the series titled ‘Explore and Expression’, which is further supported with six downloadable lesson plans. Written by Aquabatix, the world’s leading professional artistic swimming company, ‘Explore and Expression’ focuses on the…

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Technical Notice: Completion of Award Course Portfolio to Access the STA Level 2 Certificate in Teaching Swimming

Posted on 23rd September 2019

To support learners and ensure standards and quality are maintained, learners who hold the old STA Award in Swimming Teaching qualification must complete the NEW STA Award Question Portfolio before attending the STA Certificate in Teaching Swimming course. The New STA Award in Teaching Swimming Question Portfolio needs to be completed prior to attending the STA Certificate in…

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Technical Notice – Reminder: Practical Pool Sessions on STA Award in Aquatic Teaching – Baby and Pre-School Course

Posted on 18th September 2019

As per our initial Technical Notice posted on February 21st 2017, to maintain the high standards of the STA Baby and Pre-School Award Qualification, STA requires all learners to have access to babies and pre-school pairs during the pool practical teaching sessions. It is the responsibility of the Approved Training Centre’s (ATC) Centre Co-ordinator to…

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Changes to Pool Lifeguarding and Safety Award for Teachers MCQ Pass Marks

Posted on 27th August 2019

Following an assessment review, Safety Training Awards (STA) have made amendments to the pass marks for the STA Level 2 Award in Pool Lifeguarding and STA Level 2 Award in Safety Award for Teachers qualifications, with immediate effect. The new pass marks are as follows: STA Award in Pool Lifeguarding STA Award in Safety Award…

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Changes to First Aid Delivery Period

Posted on 22nd August 2019

Following changes from the HSE and First Aid Awarding Organisation Forum, it has been agreed to increase the delivery period for first aid qualifications, with immediate effect. STA Award in Emergency First Aid at Work can now be delivered over a maximum of 4 weeks. STA Award in First Aid at Work (Revalidation) can now…

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Lifesaving Tutor Online Upskill

Posted on 1st August 2019

Safety Training Awards, launched the new CIMSPA endorsed Employer-Led Lifeguard Professional Standard Qualification, STA Level 2 Award in Pool Lifeguarding in April 2019. Following member feedback and requests, STA are pleased to offer an online Lifesaving Tutor Upskill CPD programme to STA Lifesaving Tutors in order to update them on the changes. This programme must…

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Changes to the Safety Award for Teachers Assessment Method

Posted on 2nd May 2019

Due to recent member feedback we are pleased to announce that from the 27th May 2019, the STA Level 2 Award in Safety Award for Teachers (SAT) qualification will be assessed by practical demonstration and a 16-question multiple choice question (MCQ) assessment paper.

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